Phyllis Rowan Shenandoah, Iowa June 12, 1931-Nov. 15, 2019 Phyllis Jean Rowan, daughter of Donald Raymond and Mabel (Flynn) Meads, was born on June 12, 1931 in Shenandoah, Iowa. She passed away on November 15, 2019 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 88. Phyllis's entire early years were spent in Shenandoah, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1949. On October 15, 1950 she married Harold N. Rowan at the United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. They farmed outside of Coin, Iowa. Phyllis worked for Central Surveys, Henry Fields in the Catalog Department and at Lake's Nursery. She worked at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute in Admissions and Medical Records for 17 years, then for 10 years at Goldenrod Manor Nursing Home as a CNA until retirement. She was a member of the Shenandoah and Coin Methodist Church's. She was a member of the choir at the Coin Methodist Church for years. She also attended the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah. Phyllis was busy with raising children and no time for hobbies. She loved her wonderful children and grandchildren so dearly. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 2014, beautiful daughter Julie in 1968, granddaughter Amanda Nicole Stewart in 1982, great-granddaughter Hailey Grace Rowan in 2004, parents Donald and Mabel Meads and mother and father-in-law Murvel and Thelma Rowan. Left to cherish her memory include her children; Steve Rowan and wife Linda of Bedford, Iowa, Chris Stewart and husband Jim of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Debbie Rowan of Clearfield, Iowa, Ann Murphy and husband Don of Blanchard, Iowa, Pam Nebel and husband Gary of Farragut, Iowa and Kurt Rowan and wife Theresa of Bedford, Iowa; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah with Pastor Carl Phillips as officiant. Visitation with the family was held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. At the memorial register was Lorene Stoaks. Caring for flowers by Judy Peterson and Phyllis Stake. The musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "I Will Always Love You." The vocalist and keyboardist was Mark Murphy. The casket bearers were Brett Rowan, Dustin Rowan, Mark Murphy, Matt Murphy, Nathan Stewart, Brian Nebel, Troy Rowan and Kyle Rowan. The honorary casket bearers were Lindsey Burnham, Jennifer Mackey, Carly Simon, Jamie Murphy and Chelsea Coffey. Burial was held 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin with Pastor Jack Langley as officiant. Memorials may be directed to the family. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at Services entrusted to Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home.

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